Oregon Premiere of New Adaptation of Pierre Marivaux's The Triumph of Love
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 2:00pm
What: The Portland State University School of Fine and Performing Arts and the Department of Theater Arts present the Oregon premiere of Stephen Wadsworth's new adaptation The Triumph of Love, directed by Karin Magaldi, associate professor of Theater Arts.

Part commedia dell'arte, part feminist fairy tale, The Triumph of Love is a tale of mistaken identities, in which an accidental princess masquerades as a young man to woo her prince charming and precipitates the raveling and unraveling of not one, but three amours.

In its original form, The Triumph of Love, written in 1732 by Marivaux, is an elegant romantic comedy that cleverly sends up the pomposities of the Age of Enlightenment as it examines the follies of romantic love and the pitfalls in store for the self-satisfied man of reason. In this new translation by Stephen Wadsworth, the play is about how love transforms those who experience it.

When: Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 25, Wednesday, Nov. 26, Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Artists Repertory Theatre, Morrison Stage (1515 SW Morrison).

Cost: Tickets are $10 general, or $8 student/senior. Tickets are available at the door or through the PSU Box Office, 503-725-3307. Reservations are recommended.

Contact: For more information call 503-725-4612 or visit Media inquiries should be directed to Shirley Hewitt at 503-725-4604 or

Background: The mission of Portland State University's School of Fine and Performing Arts is to strengthen Portland's extended cultural community by providing outstanding professional training and education in the performing and visual arts in partnership with the region's working artists and cultural institutions. With strong ties to community, culture and business, the School of Fine and Performing Arts at PSU is the region's primary institution for preparing talented young people for leadership in creative careers. Located in the heart of Portland, the school's faculty and students provide a significant cultural trust for the Northwest, with scores of concerts, workshops, lectures and exhibitions throughout the year. The School consists of the Departments of Art, Architecture, Music, and Theater Arts.